Sewanhaka Students Win Irish Cultural Contest

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From left: Michelle Papaccio, Kathleen Crimmins, John Giuffre, Olufisayo Atanda Ogunleye, Nicholas LaGrega, Natalia-Chloe Malik, Nilay Sebat and Madeline Denehy.
From left: Michelle Papaccio, Kathleen Crimmins, John Giuffre, Olufisayo Atanda Ogunleye, Nicholas LaGrega, Natalia-Chloe Malik, Nilay Sebat and Madeline Denehy.

 

Seven talented students from the Sewanhaka School District were honored by the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area for winning this year’s Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest.
This was quite a challenging contest, which required students to write a rhetorical analysis of the Irish Proclamation asserted 100 years ago and read at the Easter Rising. Five of Michelle Papaccio’s students were winners.

Congratulations to Nicholas LaGrega, who was awarded first place and $200; Olufisayo Atanda Ogunleye, who placed second and won $150; and Natalia-Chloe Malik, for placing third. Madeline Denehy and Nilay Sebat were awarded honorable mentions, as were Kathleen Crimmins’ students John Giuffre and Christelle Julien.

—Submitted by the Sewanhaka Central School District

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